Tess

A little over two years ago, Tess’ owner brought her to me in need of help. She had just been diagnosed with bladder cancer and had been recommended by her groomer to see what ‘Aunty Kim’ could do. Although I had not treated Tess before, she was well known to…

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A melting pot of new ideas

It’s been two months since the annual Australian Veterinary Conference in Brisbane was held. The conference was a good time to touch base with the latest ideas and research. On the one hand was a lecture on the possible association of feed raw chicken with polyradiculoneuritis (coonhound paralysis) and across…

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Hind limb lameness and the sacroiliac joint

Hind limb lamenesses can have many causes. Hip dysplasia and stifle problems such as cruciate disease or patella luxation are a few of the problems that vets commonly see. However, sometimes the radiographs come back looking normal and the anti inflammatories don’t seem to have made much difference. What happens…

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Cruciate ruptures in dogs

One of the most common problems that come to me are the dogs with a ruptured or damaged cranial cruciate ligament. In football terms, it is the footballer’s knee and they are usually out of the season after undergoing a knee reconstruction. Dogs of all shapes and sizes can suffer…

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